Monday, July 6, 2015

Thread Theory Jedediah Pants: MAN PANTS!


Hey.  I made man pants last month.  And I forgot to mention them here on my blog?  This was my semi-annual un-selfish sewing, and it was for my husband.  I sewed up Thread Theory's Jedediah Pants (not Jebediah Pants, as in Jebediah Springfield, which is who I pictured in my head each time I saw these pants mentioned, I mis-read the name every. single. time.)  These pants were sewn up for Fabric Mart's blog, my post can be found here.  A quickie synopsis: Easy to sew, glad I did a muslin, they look a lot like RTW.  I don't have anything new to say about them, except he has worn and washed them more times then I think he wants me to admit here on the internet.  So I think these pants are flying success and call for more man pants sewing on my part.  

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  1. I can't believe you sewed them. They're basically perfect man-pants. I know some people don't like to compare their sewing to RTW, but I think in the case of mens clothes they tend to want them indistinguishable from RTW, no? Either way, immaculate fitting!

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    1. Thanks!! Yeah, I feel like he wants just "regular" RTW stuff. When he wore them to work I asked "did everyone ooh and ahh at your new pants?" He said no, which is good... they just blended into the world like the rest of his man pants. I don't know why I need to call them "man" pants?!

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  2. They look excellent - heaps better than rtw, they are bespoke! I made my man a pair of pants, with a double-pleated front because that's they style he likes, and they have a much better finish than anything he has bought from a store. I spent hours and hours, almost a full day, getting the crotch length right - his biggest beef with rtw is the long crotch in even stout sizing. Sadly, he won't wear the ones I slaved over :( He says they are too baggy in the front leg. I have tried and tried to take some of the volume out but having a double pleat means they have volume - it's physics, yes? He hates the flat front style because he thinks they make him look like he has a pot belly - I can't see it. Seriously, people complain about how hard it to please a teenage daughter?!? Try a middle-age man :P Anyway, your flat fronted pants look like they couldn't possibly create a 'pot' look at the belly so I might give them a go. Did you have to do any pattern adjusting? Any feedback from he who wears the pants ;) ?

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    1. Thanks! That's crazy you had so much work involved with fitting!!! And still not right!?! UGH!! I did not do any real adjustments outside of the length of the inseam and having to size up because they were too slim fit in his size. This pattern ended up being so much like his store-bought pants, I was really pleasantly surprised. He's worn them over and over, which says a lot. I still feel the waist is a tad big and he agreed, but his belt keeps them up just fine. Next go round I will go down in the waist some.

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  3. Great looking pants! I have had this on my list for so long. Poor hubby. He could really use some casual pants too. Maybe I should try your semi-annual plan :-)

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    1. Thanks! You've cashed in on the semi annual man sewing, too. I've seen you make some man shirts if I recall correctly!?

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